Well.....weather intervened so we didn't leave until April 2. We left at night so as to catch a fair tide down the C&D canal and make a good run to the Rhode River. We left at 10pm wearing t shirts, arrived cold and wet. And it stayed that way for 5 weeks. We even had snow, hail, sunshine, and a gale force blast in Deltaville, Va, all within one hour.
The last week has been in Ocracoke
, and the weather
has been great.
A couple of weeks ago my Wife's friend asked her opinion on how it was going. She herself was surprised by her response so she shared it with me. She noted that things were, despite the bad weather
, better than she had anticipated and that she was happy here, happy to be here. Woo hoo!
Although I still have some doubts, whenever I think back to my old life they are quickly dismissed. We have made the leap, we are itenierate boat people.
This being our first year, we have some logistics to attend to. This, our big boat is our main base. But we have a small cabin
, and that is where our small boat belongs. Next are going to put the big girl on the hard
in New Bern then launch our small boat and take her to "the Rock" via Erie Canal and St Lawrence. Then we will be set with our summer home in my Moms home town in Newfoundland
and our winter home somewhere warmer.
I'm really looking forward to that trip. If we get hung up somewhere and don't finish it this year, so be it, we will finish it next year. I can get used to that approach to life.
Thanks for everyone's good wishes.